Since ancient times Burmese women have used the wood and bark extensively as a natural cosmetic, sunscreen, skin preservation treatment, and insect repellent. Often mistakenly referred to as Sandalwood - that is why we chose the picture - the wood that is being ground for this application is from Limonia acidissima.
The wood of several trees may be used to produce Thanaka cream; these trees grow abundantly in central to north Myanmar. Thanaka trees are perennials, and a tree must be at least 35 years old before it is considered mature enough to yield good-quality cuttings. Thanaka in its natural state is sold as small logs individually or in bundles, but nowadays also available as a paste and in powder form.
Sandalwood is probably the most sought after Asian wood fragrance globally. There are over ten different species of Sandalwood scattered across South East Asia. In keeping with the ‘Distinctly Eastern’ perspective we offer a collection of the Sandalwood oils presently available. Sandalwood has become so rare that there is a true spot market for it and provenances from one region may be gone tomorrow. Following are the available samples of what we believe to be authentic Sandalwood from countries permitting the export of this precious oil at this time.
Santalum album Java, Indonesia. Sustainably farmed Santalum austrocaledonicum, New Caledonia Santalum spicatum, Australia
Sandalwood Collection: $147.50
5 ml Sandalwood Indonesia(Satalum album)5 ml Sandalwood New Caledonia (Santalum austrocaledonicum)5 ml Sandalwood Australia (Santalum spica)
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